Sunday, February 10, 2008
Metal Fatigue by Sean Williams
1996, HarperCollins, Sydney
A future-set science fiction novel in which a Great War has brought civilization to its knees. One city (Kennedy) in the old United States of America remains isolated by choice from the rest of the world. Phil Roads, a detective working in Kennedy, is on the case of an ingenious thief when an envoy from outside Kennedy comes knocking on their door.
This was an intriguing storyline. I liked the issues it explored about computer intelligences and AIs. However, I found a lot of the 'political' side to it a bit tedious, especially as these chunks of plot were written in the 3rd person past tense style.
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